The UvA Faculty of Humanities offers the Research Innovation and Sustainability (RIS) Fund that aims to support research staff in their career development and to expand their opportunities to conduct research. The RIS Fund enables researchers to apply for temporary teaching release in order to have more time to write grant applications, or to finish one or more (substantial, strategic) publications so as to strengthen their track record significantly and for a successful grant application in the near future.
The deadline for application is 1 November 2019. Candidates will be notified of the result no later than 6 weeks after the relevant deadline. NB. The release time will take effect not before 1 September 2020, unless the head and operational manager of your department agree otherwise.
The Fund will be used to temporarily release employees from teaching tasks to enable them to:
The release time from teaching duties is 0.2 FTE for 6 months or 0.1 FTE for 12 months. Applications can be prepared for the following grants with deadlines in 2020/21:
Please note that the deadlines for these calls occur annually, but candidates who apply for the RIS fellowship by September 2019 can only prepare an NWO/ERC grant proposal with a deadline in 2020 or 2021. For advice about eligibility and strategic planning, candidates can make an appointment via the FGw Grant team (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applicants are researchers employed by the Faculty of Humanities of the UvA as UD, UHD or full professor, with a permanent position.
NB: it is possible to apply more than once for grant from the RIS fund, but only two years after receiving a previous grant.
A. For the preparation of a grant application:
NB: Applicants commit to writing the intended grant application and commit to taking part in the corresponding support track organized by the Grant Team Humanities.
B. To strengthen the list of publications:
The Board of the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research will consider the applications based on grant-specific criteria and indicators. In light of the grant being applied for, applications will be assessed primarily on the basis of the quality of the researcher and that of the research plan. The Board will receive advice from the Grant Team Humanities.
Applications are submitted by e-mail to AIHRemail@example.com as one file in PDF format.
Please contact Simon Speksnijder via firstname.lastname@example.org; see also the separate documents ‘Guidelines for drawing up applications’ and the ‘Factsheet personal grants’